Much media misreporting was down to misunderstanding scientific research
Type of error in articles and TV/radio reports on Covid mentioned in Full Fact fact checks
Categorisation by Press Gazette. Includes media reporting/ re-reporting of false or inaccurate information but does not include incidences where a politician or guest directly made a factually inaccurate claim on TV or radio.
Source:Press Gazette custom analysis of FullFact fact checks - Feb 2020 - Mar 2021